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The Lair of Bones: The Runelords, Book 4 | [David Farland]

The Lair of Bones: The Runelords, Book 4

Prince Gaborn, the Earth King, has defeated the forces arrayed against him each time before: the magical and human forces marshaled by Raj Ahten, who seeks immortality at any cost and has given up his humanity in trade; and the inhuman, innumerable, insectile hordes of the giant Reavers from under the Earth, whose unknowable motives are inimical to human life.
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Publisher's Summary

Prince Gaborn, the Earth King, has defeated the forces arrayed against him each time before: the magical and human forces marshaled by Raj Ahten, who seeks immortality at any cost and has given up his humanity in trade; and the inhuman, innumerable, insectile hordes of the giant Reavers from under the Earth, whose unknowable motives are inimical to human life.

Now there must be final confrontations, both on the field of battle, with the supernatural creature that Raj Ahten has become, and underground, in the cavernous homeland of the Reavers, where the sorcerous One True Master who rules them all lies in wait—in the Lair of Bones. The survival of the human race on Earth is at stake.

Spend some more time among the Runelords.

©2003 David Farland (P)2010 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

“The Runelords Saga comes to a gripping conclusion in David Farland’s The Lair of Bones…Farland’s imaginative use of magic and detailed world-building contribute to the impact…. Gaborn is a flawed but likable hero whom readers will be sorry to leave behind. Fans of Robert Jordan and Terry Goodkind will enjoy Farland’s Runelords.”(Romantic Times)

“David Farland’s Runelords books are among the best fantasies on the market today. Great characters, a fascinating concept, and some really nasty monsters make each novel a pleasure to read.” (Kevin J. Anderson, New York Times best-selling author of A Forest of Stars)

"The suspense is real, the action is nonstop, and the characterizations continue to convince. . . . [this is] a series that has put Farland on high-fantasy readers' maps." (Booklist)

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    Adnan Chula Vista, CA, United States 01-02-11
    Adnan Chula Vista, CA, United States 01-02-11 Member Since 2009
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    "A very good ending to the series"

    My review for the whole series (including this book) is pretty much the same as i gave it for the last book which i am copying below. The great thing about this book is that it completes the series.

    If you are looking for the 'fantastic' part in a fantasy, this is your book.

    World is vivid, and it is serious where people with power held up to serious responsibilities. The magic system is unique, and story line moves at a fast pace. Characters are flushed out, and narrator does justice to them.

    My only gripe is that this is a very serious book and does not stop for any light moments. Though, given the background and pace of the book, i am not surprised.

    I highly recommend this series.

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    Scott Enterprise, OR, United States 03-05-13
    Scott Enterprise, OR, United States 03-05-13 Member Since 2010

    I am a registered nurse and a father of four great kids. I live in a rural part of Oregon and love it. I enjoy books, but Sci-Fi Fantasy has allows been the ones I reach for more than others.

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    "The Saga ends...and peace begins."

    Gaborn's journey to becoming the Earth King comes to a dramatic and victorious end. He maintains his humanity even though he has caused the lose of life and innocent along the way. This audible edition is an enjoyable listen and is recommend if you enjoy epic fantasy and telling of a tales and myths.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Devon Canaseraga, NY, United States 11-09-11
    Devon Canaseraga, NY, United States 11-09-11 Member Since 2011

    I enjoy epic fantasy and biological science books. While biological science appeals to my professional life,epic fantasy gives me a break.

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    "Great ending to a great series"

    This book wraps up the series perfectly. All the fast paced action that you would expect from the first three books, plus an epic ending. I can't wait for the 4 books in the second series to become available on audible.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amanda Waimanalo, HI, United States 09-15-11
    Amanda Waimanalo, HI, United States 09-15-11 Member Since 2010

    I have a 40 minute commute each way and with out Audible, I'd go crazy! My fav genre is fantasy and I love a great series!

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    "A nice finish"

    loved this series. a bit bloody, definatly not for kids, but a good story. Narration was good, I liked it and enjoyed Ray's voice and different characters.

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    Jeff Genoa, IL, United States 01-29-11
    Jeff Genoa, IL, United States 01-29-11
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    "Satisfying"

    While there were some predictable parts to this there were also some surprises. Overall this is a fast paced book that keeps your attention until the end.

    I do have to say that I was very tired of the narrator by the end. There are multiple spots where the book switches to another subplot and there not even a pause between sentences. I had to back up and really pay attention to catch the change.

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    Chuckc72 Arvada, CO 05-01-13
    Chuckc72 Arvada, CO 05-01-13 Member Since 2012

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    "Fast paced epic adventure"

    I was pleasantly surprised by this series of books and would highly recommend them to anyone who is a fan of good fantasy. My only problem with the story is that it takes place in just over a week yet vast distances are traveled by armies. Other than that I was really swept away in this adventure and feel as though I know these characters very well.

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    Jim naples, FL, United States 07-27-12
    Jim naples, FL, United States 07-27-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Done buy this audio"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Nothing it thr worst audio I have in years


    What could David Farland have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Not wrote the story


    What didn’t you like about Ray Porter’s performance?

    Ok


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment


    Any additional comments?

    Can I get my money back

    0 of 4 people found this review helpful
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